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Eclipse Anarchy i525n560 review

£749 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Eclipse

Our Rating: We rate this 3.5 out of 5

Eclipse’s Anarchy i525n560 is particularly well-suited to gaming, but its minimalist EZCool N800D system case won’t alert others to your secret addiction.

Eclipse’s Anarchy i525n560 is particularly well-suited to gaming. In many of our tests, its nVidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti graphics card outpaced the competition by around 10fps. Housed in a minimalist EZCool N800D system case, however, the Anarchy won’t alert others to your secret gaming addiction.

The Core i5-2500K processor is another powerful component. It’s paired with 4GB of DDR3 RAM and a one-terabyte (1TB) hard drive. The Eclipse Anarchy i525n560's resulting 159-point score in our WorldBench 6 speed test is by no means slow, but beaten by most of its rivals.

The H67-chipset Asus P8H67-M Pro B3 motherboard doesn’t support the CPU’s overclocking features, and Eclipse could have saved some money by instead selecting the Intel Core i5-2500. The Eclipse Anarchy i525n560's motherboard does support USB 3.0, but not 6Gbps SATA.

The Eclipse Anarchy i525n560's 23.6in HKC 2249A monitor is an improvement over Dino PC’s 21.5in AOC, but a long way behind Chillblast’s Asus VH242H in quality. The Eclipse’s pair of Logitech S150 external speakers is also lacking in calibre, and a far cry from the subwoofer-equipped Logitech set supplied with the Palicomp Phoenix. Some speakers are better than none, of course.

£750 PCs chart ranking

  1. 1. Chillblast Fusion Electron
    2. Dino PC Elmisaur 2600
    3. Eclipse Anarchy i525n560
    4. Palicomp Phoenix i5 Lightning
    5. Arbico i5287 Pro

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3.3GHz Intel Core i5-2500K
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
6 x USB 2.0
2 x USB 3.0
Asus P8H67-M Pro B3 motherboard
650W EZCool PSU
23.6in HKC 2249A (0.27mm pixel pitch, 1920x1080)
1GB Inno3D nVidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti (games scores: Crysis [High/Very High] = 97/41fps, Stalker: Call Of Pripyat [Medium/Ultra] = 171/96fps)
onboard sound
2 x Logitech S150 speakers
22x DVD-R/22x +R/12x -R DL/16x +R DL/6x -RW/8x +RW/12x -RAM/16x -ROM
one-year return-to-base warranty
WorldBench 6 score: 159
  • Overall: We give this item 7 of 10 overall

If gaming is your main reason for buying a desktop PC and you’re not interested in tinkering or overclocking, the Eclipse Anarchy i525n560 will deliver better performance than any other machine in the chart. However, the trade-off is considerable sacrifices in the display, sound quality and general Windows performance.

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